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Five Challenges Paid Time Off Could Help Solve

Anne Newhouse
 

In 2022, employees expect their benefits to address flexibility as much as they expect health and retirement benefits. Many employers are starting to realize that flexibility will affect the future of their workforce, prompting them to consider incorporating remote and hybrid work […]

Important FFCRA Leave Updates for Employers in the American Rescue Plan Act

Important FFCRA Leave Updates for Employers in the American Rescue Plan Act

Amanda Wilke
 

Here we go again: yet another new relief bill sends employers heads spinning. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law. Among the many changes, ARPA extends the timeframe for employers to receive tax […]

Employee Benefits and COVID-19: Changing the Future of Benefits Today

Employee Benefits and COVID-19: Changing the Future of Benefits Today

Kathy Bergstrom, CEBS
 

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to bring long-lasting changes to life in the United States, and those changes will be reflected in employee benefits. How COVID-19 could affect health, retirement and other benefits even after the pandemic is over is discussed in […]

COVID-19: How Do We Navigate Work Through the Pandemic in 2021?

COVID-19: How Do We Navigate Work Through the Pandemic in 2021?

Anne Patterson
 

Welcome to our first Talking Benefits episode of 2021! My fellow “pod squad” members Justin Held, Julie Stich and I engaged in more COVID-19 chatter during the most recent podcast episode. In this discussion, we focused on four main areas. 1. Benefits […]

21 Ways Employers are Helping Workers Achieve Work/Life Balance

21 Ways Employers Are Helping Workers Achieve Work/Life Balance

Justin Held, CEBS
 

Nearly two in five organizations would rate their workforces as extremely or very stressed, and worker stress levels have climbed in the last two years, a recent International Foundation study found. Recognizing the negative impact stress can have on worker performance, many […]

Family-Friendly Benefits—How Do You Measure Up?

From extended paid maternity leave to breast milk shipping on the company’s tab, employers nationwide are embracing new and innovative family-friendly benefits. The International Foundation’s latest report, Employee Benefits Survey 2016, examines the many ways employers are creating a family-friendly culture in […]